: Here’s the problem with automation: Topix presents this as the lead story (big headline, even) on its weblog news page: “I’m in Cambridge at the MIT/Harvard Brain Boot Camp this week, so blogging will be light for a few days.” Film of Carl Zimmer’s dinner at 11.

: But I joke. I’m hitting that blog roundup daily, and more.

Topix cofounder Rich Skrenta emails me this update:

Just a quick note to let you know that is now crawling over 6,000 news sources, up from 3,600. Here is an approximate breakdown of the kinds of sources we are crawling:

24% Daily newspapers

19% AM & FM news radio stations

15% Weekly newspapers

15% B2B and consumer magazines

12% TV stations

9% College newspapers

5% Government websites

1% Weblogs